Compassion – Part 1

The first time the literal Hebrew word translated into English as Compassion appears on the pages of Scripture is in Deuteronomy 13:17b. The entirety of Deuteronomy 13 is a Song of Moses in which he reveals the simple message that the Lord will not tolerate his people going after other so-called gods.  His warning is not only to the children of Israel, but to any so-called prophet or teacher that leads his children away from His way, even if they produce signs and wonders. The song of Moses prophesies that the children of Israel will not heed this warning and as a result will bring upon themselves dislocation, heartache, poverty, and too much sorrow to even innumerate. This is the context for the introduction of the Hebrew word literally translated Compassion.

Compassion – Part 2

The dictionary defines Compassion as a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering. The first time the Hebrew word that is literally translated as Compassion appears, it is revealing the Compassion of our Heavenly Father. We discovered in the previous article that the Hebrew letters that book-end the Hebrew Word are Reysh and Mem. We learned that this is the Hebrew Word for the Deceiver or the Destroyer. The Picture of the Dark Prince of Chaos, Confusion and ultimately Death says it all.

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